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Hall of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, California, which are depicted as a star
Walhalla hall of fame temple, Germany

A hall, wall, or walk of fame is a list of individuals, achievements, or animals, usually chosen by a group of electors, to mark their fame in their field. In some cases, these halls of fame consist of actual halls or museums that enshrine the honorees with sculptures, plaques, and displays of memorabilia and general information regarding the inducted recipients. Sometimes, the honorees' plaques may instead be posted on a wall (hence a "wall of fame") or inscribed on a sidewalk (as in a "walk of fame", "walk of stars", or "avenue of fame"). In other cases, the hall of fame is more figurative and consists of a list of names of noteworthy people and their achievements and contributions. The lists are maintained by an organization or community, and may be national, state, local, or private.

The term

The English-language term was popularised in the United States by the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, a sculpture gallery completed in 1900 and officially dedicated in 1901. Located in The Bronx in New York City, it is on the campus of Bronx Community College (until 1973 the University Heights campus of New York University). It was inspired by the Ruhmeshalle ("Hall of Fame") in Munich, Germany. The Walhalla memorial in Bavaria, Germany, is an earlier hall of fame, conceived in 1807 and built between 1830 and 1842.

The meaning of "fame" has changed over the years, originally meaning "renown" for achievement, as opposed to today's more common meaning of "celebrity".[1]

Halls of Fame


Aviation and space



Show business, media, and theater

Professional wrestling


All sports

College sports


Association football

Australian rules football (AFL)

Baseball and softball




Gridiron football

Horse racing

Ice hockey


Martial Arts


Rugby league

Rugby union

Table Tennis


Water polo

Other sports


Walls of fame

United Kingdom

United States

Walks of fame

See also


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  2. ^ S. Pajot (30 April 2014). "Gloria Estefan, Five Others Being Inducted to Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame". nashvillesongwritersfoundation.com. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Requena, Pablo (1 August 2015). "Un 'Paseo de la Fama' en Almería (con ruta ociosa incluida)". Weeky. La agenda Pirata de la provincia de Almería (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ *"The Bronx Walk of Fame". Archived from the original on 2013-11-02. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Hollywood Walk of Fame". www.walkoffame.com. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "The Names of Munira Bulatova and Salavat Fatkhutdinov Light up on the Alley of Stars in Kazan" Archived 2007-11-10 at the Wayback Machine (Russian: ? ? )
  8. ^ "Piotrkowska 65-67". Urz?d Miasta ?odzi. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Piotrkowska 71-77". Urz?d Miasta ?odzi. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Piotrkowska 76-78". Urz?d Miasta ?odzi. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Hotel Grand". Urz?d Miasta ?odzi. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved .

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